You enjoy climbing and would like to advance onto some a little more technical or longer climbs or maybe lead climbing routes. Investing in your own equipment is exciting and potentially daunting in the same respect. There are a variety of manufacturers, brands and versions of hardware available. Our category termed climbing hardware includes, carabiners, belay devices, ascenders, descenders, camming devices, nut protection and other metalwork.
All genuine climbing equipment has been tested to rigorous European standards and will be supplied with instructions and technical specifications. Please remember that these do not replace the need for proper training and knowledge when using these items in a climbing situation. The choice of equipment is often based on recommendation and often what items you have learnt with. Many people will have their favourite brands. For example the long standing Wild Country Rocks on Wire set the standard for passive [protection nuts many years ago however DMM Wallnuts are also very popular with their shape giving them a wider range of placement options when climbing. If you prefer Rockcentrics to Torque nuts, Mini rocks or Peenuts, Rocks or Wallnuts, don’t forget you can buy individual pieces as well as sets. The sets do work out slightly cheaper overall and are normally bundled in the most popular size category. Personal preference in use also informs most peoples choice of belay device and more technical items like camming devices, again DMM and Wild Country are the leaders in this area. Carabiners come in various main styles (D shape, offset D, HMS, mini HMS, Oval, Boa) there are alternatives with the closure options including, clip gate, screwgate, and twistlock. The other choice you will get is the weight, they have all become lighter over the years and new technology has made the weights fall even further whilst maintaining the strength and durability this item requires.
Talk to one of our staff to find out what equipment would be best suited for your needs, Tel:- 01249 661501. Or why not call into one of our three great stores in Trowbridge, Chippenham and Bath